June 29, 2018

#2873: Samyang Foods Korean Gomtang

#2784: Samyang Foods Korean Gomtang

It seems like almost everything that comes from South Korea is spicy, doesn’t it? Well, let’s break that concept right here. Gomtang isn’t spicy at all – it’s milky and beefy! Herte’s a little about it from Wikipedia –

Gomguk (곰국),[1] gomtang[2] (곰탕), or beef bone soup[2] refers to a soup in Korean cuisine made with various beef parts such as ribsoxtailbrisket, ox’s head or ox bones by slow simmering on a low flame.[3] The broth of gomguk tends to have a milky color with a rich and hearty taste.[4]

Sagol gomtang (사골곰탕) : beef leg bones are the main ingredients
Kkori-gomtang (꼬리곰탕) : ox tail soup[7]
Toran gomtang (토란곰탕) : beef brisket based with toran
Seolleongtang (설렁탕): ox leg bone soup simmered for more than 10 hours until the soup is milky-white. Usually served in a bowl containing somyeon (thin wheat flour noodles) and pieces of beef. Sliced scallions and black pepper are used as condiments. Sometimes served with rice instead of noodles.[8]
Galbi-tang (갈비탕) : made with galbi (beef short ribs)
Yukgaejang (육개장) : gomtang with additional spicy seasoning
Doganitang (도가니탕) : beef knee cartilage is an additional ingredient
Chupotang (추포탕) : finely ground perilla is added[9]

See – there are a lot of variations as well. Let’s give this one a try.

Samyang Foods Korean Gomtang – South Korea

#2784: Samyang Foods Korean Gomtang

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to 550ml boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2784: Samyang Foods Korean Gomtang

The noodle block.

#2784: Samyang Foods Korean Gomtang

The soup base sachet.

#2784: Samyang Foods Korean Gomtang

A light and fluffy powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion. the noodles are just awesome – thick and with a very nice soft outer and chewy inner. The broth is just sensational with a nice beef taste and a great creaminess. There’s a little note of black pepper in there as well. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8801073142145.

#2784: Samyang Foods Korean Gomtang

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